Sunday, March 29, 2020

SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt

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There’s a new headstone in the satellite internet graveyard today. This one belongs to OneWeb, which, according to a report in the Financial Times, is preparing to file for chapter 11...

How antibody tests work and could help fight the coronavirus

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The United Kingdom has ordered 3.5 million antibody tests, which would show whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19. Such tests, which just take a drop of blood, could help reveal...

The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected from Covid-19

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The prognosis is grim. “We're all anticipating that the situation is going to get worse,” says Elissa Schechter-Perkins, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. As the coronavirus spreads across...

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Are a Public Health Hazard

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Conspiracy theories will always circle major world events and disasters like paranoid vultures, but with the Covid-19 pandemic they have been given a feast. Since China first alerted the world to...

Why Stress-Baking and Cleaning Make You Less Anxious

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Micah Bucey is surprised by how well guided meditations work over Zoom. Bucey, an associate minister at New York’s Judson Memorial Church, usually leads in-person meditations once a week. But since...

Face mask shortages have sparked creative solutions. Will they work?

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As COVID-19 sweeps across the United States, hospitals are running out of masks, gowns and eye protection. New supplies aren’t being made fast enough to keep up with demand, and stockpiles...

If Pluto has a subsurface ocean, it may be old and deep

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A suspected subsurface ocean on Pluto might be old and deep. New analyses of images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft suggest that the dwarf planet has had an underground ocean since shortly...

There’s no evidence the coronavirus jumped from pangolins to people

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Pangolins can harbor coronaviruses related to the new coronavirus, a study finds. Scientists studied viruses in pangolins (Manis javanica) captured in anti-smuggling activities in southern China. The identified coronaviruses, however, are different...

France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit Areas

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Along with much of the world, France has gone into lockdown mode to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Citizens are staying at home, planes on the tarmac, cars in...

A South Korean Covid-19 Czar Has Some Advice for Trump

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As America’s first week of social distancing drew to a close, I called Dr. Min Pok-kee, who heads up the Covid-19 response in Daegu, the South Korean city hit hardest by...

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